Sculpture & Integrate Media

Students working in our Sculpture & Integrated Media classes frequently use materials in three-dimensions to problem solve.  These critical thinking exercises are useful in a variety of applications, such as, carving in stone, casting in concrete or plaster, welding metals, constructing wooden forms, blowing glass, or assembling found objects to create sculptural.

Sculpture & Integrated Media Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Sculpture & Integrated Media Course Descriptions

 9075 | Introduction to Faux Bois Cement Sculpting

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Donald Tucker
Dates: Fri-Tues, 6/1/2018 to 6/5/2018 | 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $500.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $485.00

Faux Bois, or "false wood," is a well known art form in San Antonio. These three-dimensional sculptural representations of wood or wooden objects employ a steel and stucco lath armature which is then coated with cement-based media. Tooling of the final cement coat creates the illusion of wood grain and bark texture. This five-day intensive will provide the basic skills, techniques, and information necessary for the creation of decorative and functional cement forms. Finishing options and coloring techniques will also be covered. Each student will construct and finish a small project of his or her design. Includes materials; please see the SSA website for a list of suggested supplies.

 9076 | Advanced Faux Bois Sculpting

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels | Instructor: Donald Tucker
Dates: Wed - Fri, 6/6/2018 to 6/8/2018 | 9:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $350.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $335.00

This class deals only with the use of the unique neat Portland paste finishing formulations that distinguish the more highly detailed works associated with El Trabajo Rustico. This mixture is very demanding and even considered "impossible" to employ by many experts, but when mastered, can yield a level of detail comparable to most sculpting clays. Since none of the basic construction considerations are covered during this class, it is highly recommended that students possess a fundamental familiarity with armature development and sculpting, as well as a working knowledge of basic cement formulating and mixing, if they are to get the most from this course.

 9510a | Introduction to Welding

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Sat & Sun, 6/16/2018 to 6/24/2018 | 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $300.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $285.00

Learn the basic skills required for welding metal to metal for use in simple repairs or sculptural projects. Students will progress from simple arc welds to more sophisticated MIG welds. NOTE: Section A will allow for more work and project time. Students may use the scrap metal provided or supply their own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list.

 9510b | Introduction to Welding

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Wed, 6/27/2018 to 8/8/2018 | 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $240.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $225.00

Learn the basic skills required for welding metal to metal for use in simple repairs or sculptural projects. Students will progress from simple arc welds to more sophisticated MIG welds. NOTE: Section A will allow for more work and project time. Students may use the scrap metal provided or supply their own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list. No class Jul 4.

 9532 | Sound Editing in Art & Video

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Jeff DeCuir
Dates: Mon, 6/4/2018 to 7/9/2018 | 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $175.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $160.00

Learn how to use Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition to apply dialogue, music, and sound effects to film and video. Subjects covered include audio recording basics, use of sound libraries, creating Foley, digital editing, and creating a final mix. No film, musical, or Adobe experience necessary. An 8GB flash drive is required for saving projects.

 9551| Simple Knifemaking

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Tobin Nieto
Dates: Tues, 7/3/2018 to 8/7/2018 | 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Studio: Off Campus | Building: Off Campus
Tuition: $265.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250.00

Using low-tech forging setups, students will construct a single edge blade-a through tang knife with a forged guard. Advanced forging techniques will be covered and will address keeping overall grinding of the blade to a minimum. Learn how to construct a handle using natural and man-made materials. Tuition includes most materials; please see SSA website for a list of supplies needed.

 9553 | Introduction to Blacksmithing

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Charles Cooper
Dates: Sat & Sun, 7/21/2018 to 7/22/2018 | 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Off Campus | Building: Off Campus
Tuition: $230.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $215.00

Blacksmithing is the art of forging steel into utilitarian or sculptural form. Students will learn how to soften or anneal steel in the forge for malleability, as well as how to use a hammer and anvil during the forming and hardening processes. The goal is to have a finished product at the end of class. As a hands-on class, safety glasses and work gloves will be provided, and students should wear closed-toe shoes (preferably leather) and natural fiber clothes such as cotton.

 9600 | Woodworking 101: Weekend Workshop

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Charles Cooper
Dates: Sat & Sun, 6/9/2018 to 6/10/2018 | 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Off Campus | Building: Off Campus
Tuition: $230.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $215.00

This weekend workshop offers an introduction into the very basics of woodworking. Students will be introduced to fundamental tools and techniques as they are guided through the process for creating a simple cutting board project. Includes materials for one project?

 9823 | Animation

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jared Theis
Dates: Thurs, 6/7/2018 to 8/9/2018 | 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $255.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $240.00

This ten-session course will explore animation. We will be using Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D to build animations and Adobe Premiere Pro CC for editing. This is an advanced level course and it would be advantageous for students to have had some experience with basic video editing before taking this class. We will look at historical and contemporary examples including stop motion, motion graphics and 3D animation. Students will have a great deal of freedom to pursue the kind of animation that interests them. We will cover motion graphics, masking, special effects, green screen and chroma keying, puppet pin, motion tracking, rotoscoping, 3D titles, artificial lights and cameras, particle emitters, and generators. Students will need to use their own digital cameras or video cameras (this can include smart phones) and have some basic experience with video editing.

 9824 | Video Editing | Date Change

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jared Theis
Dates: Fri, 6/8/2018 to 8/10/2018 | 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $255.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $240.00

This ten-session course will explore video editing utilizing Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Students will learn to edit their own videos and post them online. We will cover cameras, filming, lighting, editing, filters, effects, color correction and grading, title sequences, exporting, and audio editing. To develop an individual approach to video, a wide variety of media including historical and contemporary examples of film, video, documentaries, video blogs, music videos, and YouTube content will be shown. Students will need to use their own digital video cameras (this can include smart phones) and have some basic experience with computers.

 9902 | Mastering Etsy for the Beginner

Level: New | Beginner | Instructor: April Ferrante
Dates: Sat, 6/16/2018 to 6/16/2018 | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $130.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $115.00

If you've been toying with the idea of launching an on-line shop, this one-day session will introduce you to the basics of selling on Etsy.com. Learn how to use the website, set up an actual Etsy shop, and discover tips on how to drive buyers to your personal online store. Worksheets for monthly budgeting and pricing items will also be provided to help with shop management, as well as information on photographing work for sell and shipping sold merchandise. Once set-up, the instructor will review each person's shop and offer advice on how to improve and answer individual questions. Please bring a notebook and images of your product on a USB flash drive, as well as a bag lunch.

 
 

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9075 | Introduction to Faux Bois Cement Sculpting
Fri-Tues, 6/1/2018 - 6/5/2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/1/2018 and ending 6/5/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 485.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 500.00 ea.

9076 | Advanced Faux Bois Sculpting
Wed - Fri, 6/6/2018 - 6/8/2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday starting 6/6/2018 and ending 6/8/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 335.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 350.00 ea.

9510a | Introduction to Welding
Sat & Sun, 6/16/2018 - 6/24/2018 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 6/16/2018 and ending 6/24/2018 at 8:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 285.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 300.00 ea.

9510b | Introduction to Welding
Wed, 6/27/2018 - 8/8/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/27/2018 and ending 8/8/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 225.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 240.00 ea.

9532 | Sound Editing in Art & Video
Mon, 6/4/2018 - 7/9/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 6/4/2018 and ending 7/9/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

9551| Simple Knifemaking
Tues, 7/3/2018 - 8/7/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 7/3/2018 and ending 8/7/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.

9553 | Introduction to Blacksmithing
Sat & Sun, 7/21/2018 - 7/22/2018 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 7/21/2018 and ending 7/22/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 215.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 230.00 ea.

9600 | Woodworking 101: Weekend Workshop
Sat & Sun, 6/9/2018 - 6/10/2018 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 6/9/2018 and ending 6/10/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 215.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 230.00 ea.

9823 | Animation
Thurs, 6/7/2018 - 8/9/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/7/2018 and ending 8/9/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 240.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 255.00 ea.

9824 | Video Editing | Date Change
Fri, 6/8/2018 - 8/10/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 6/5/2018 and ending 8/7/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 255.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 240.00 ea.

9902 | Mastering Etsy for the Beginner
Sat, 6/16/2018 - 6/16/2018 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 6/16/2018 and ending 6/16/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 115.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 130.00 ea.

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